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From Boots to Books

The longest war in American history is drawing to a close. Now, the men and women who served are coming home, and many hope to use higher education to build new, better lives. They have help from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, a piece of legislation that many advocates say offers more support to returning veterans than any policy since the original GI Bill of 1944. In this documentary, we explore how the first GI Bill revolutionized the lives of millions of young veterans, America’s institutions of higher education, and American society at large. But America’s economic and academic systems have changed, and veterans today are returning to a very different reality than their predecessors.

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    The history of the GI Bill

    A staggering 16 million soldiers returned home from World War II, and millions of them went to school. Because GI Bill benefits were generous enough to pay for any college in the country, veterans flooded all types of institutions, from elite schools like Harvard to large state schools, to vocational schools. By 1947, half of all college students in America were veterans.
  • 09.03.15

    The front lines of the long journey home

    Colleges and universities have become the front lines of one of the great challenges posed by war: how to reintegrate the people who've served.
  • 09.03.15

    The GI Bill: One of the last great economic ladders?

    The Post-9/11 GI Bill was supposed to change where veterans could go to college by giving them more money, and, therefore, more options. But since the new bill went into effect in 2009, the percentage of veterans enrolling at four-year public and private nonprofit schools has barely budged.
  • 08.27.15

    A different approach to teacher learning: Lesson study

    In the United States, we tend to think that improving education is about improving teachers - recruiting better ones, firing bad ones. But the Japanese think about improving teaching. It's a very different idea.

American RadioWorks |
boots-to-books

From Boots to Books

The longest war in American history is drawing to a close. Now, the men and women who served are coming home, and many hope to use higher education to build new, better lives. They have help from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, a piece of legislation that many advocates say offers more support to returning veterans than any policy since the original GI Bill of 1944. In this documentary, we explore how the first GI Bill revolutionized the lives of millions of young veterans, America’s institutions of higher education, and American society at large. But America’s economic and academic systems have changed, and veterans today are returning to a very different reality than their predecessors.

Recent Posts

  • 09.03.15

    The history of the GI Bill

    A staggering 16 million soldiers returned home from World War II, and millions of them went to school. Because GI Bill benefits were generous enough to pay for any college in the country, veterans flooded all types of institutions, from elite schools like Harvard to large state schools, to vocational schools. By 1947, half of all college students in America were veterans.
  • 09.03.15

    The front lines of the long journey home

    Colleges and universities have become the front lines of one of the great challenges posed by war: how to reintegrate the people who've served.
  • 09.03.15

    The GI Bill: One of the last great economic ladders?

    The Post-9/11 GI Bill was supposed to change where veterans could go to college by giving them more money, and, therefore, more options. But since the new bill went into effect in 2009, the percentage of veterans enrolling at four-year public and private nonprofit schools has barely budged.
  • 08.27.15

    A different approach to teacher learning: Lesson study

    In the United States, we tend to think that improving education is about improving teachers - recruiting better ones, firing bad ones. But the Japanese think about improving teaching. It's a very different idea.

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HUTCHISON, KAY BAILEY, Republican Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $19,444.54

Average cost per trip - $2,160.50
Total number of days spent traveling - 21 days
Rank of representative - 307 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Vinson & Elkins, Houston, Texas
Dates - April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - speak to firm's women's seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,582.00
Lodging Cost - $990.00
Meal Cost - $174.24
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,746.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - George C. Marshall Foundation
Dates - March 8, 2002 - March 8, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Remarks at George C. Marshal Foundation Award Reception and Dinner honoring President George Herbert Walker Bush
Notes - Indicates amounts are estimates.

Travel Cost - $1,451.50
Lodging Cost - $173.77
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,625.27

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 15, 2002 - August 21, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - To participate in a conference on U.S. -Russian Relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,362.20
Lodging Cost - $1,676.00
Meal Cost - $1,800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,838.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Dates - June 20, 2003 - June 21, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - Attend the AEI World Forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,746.50
Lodging Cost - $185.00
Meal Cost - $89.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,020.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Kincaid School, Houston, TX
Dates - May 23, 2003 - May 23, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Serve as commencement speaker for The Kincaid School graduation
Notes - dependent accompanied. Dulles - Houston - Dallas

Travel Cost - $3,093.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,093.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Northrop Grumman
Dates - July 18, 2003 - July 18, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Serve as sponsor for the christening of the USS San Antonio
Notes - Spouse attended

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $275.33
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $275.33

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute Inc
Dates - November 29, 2004 - December 1, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Irvington, VA

Purpose - Bicameral Leadership Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $339.00
Meal Cost - $437.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $776.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute Inc
Dates - January 27, 2005 - January 28, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bicameral Congressional Retreat.
Notes - Greenbrier

Travel Cost - $184.00
Lodging Cost - $636.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $820.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lasker Foundation
Dates - September 23, 2005 - September 23, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - To make remarks at the 60th Anniversary Lasker Awards Program
Notes -

Travel Cost - $250.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $250.00

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
boots-to-books

From Boots to Books

The longest war in American history is drawing to a close. Now, the men and women who served are coming home, and many hope to use higher education to build new, better lives. They have help from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, a piece of legislation that many advocates say offers more support to returning veterans than any policy since the original GI Bill of 1944. In this documentary, we explore how the first GI Bill revolutionized the lives of millions of young veterans, America’s institutions of higher education, and American society at large. But America’s economic and academic systems have changed, and veterans today are returning to a very different reality than their predecessors.

Recent Posts

  • 09.03.15

    The history of the GI Bill

    A staggering 16 million soldiers returned home from World War II, and millions of them went to school. Because GI Bill benefits were generous enough to pay for any college in the country, veterans flooded all types of institutions, from elite schools like Harvard to large state schools, to vocational schools. By 1947, half of all college students in America were veterans.
  • 09.03.15

    The front lines of the long journey home

    Colleges and universities have become the front lines of one of the great challenges posed by war: how to reintegrate the people who've served.
  • 09.03.15

    The GI Bill: One of the last great economic ladders?

    The Post-9/11 GI Bill was supposed to change where veterans could go to college by giving them more money, and, therefore, more options. But since the new bill went into effect in 2009, the percentage of veterans enrolling at four-year public and private nonprofit schools has barely budged.
  • 08.27.15

    A different approach to teacher learning: Lesson study

    In the United States, we tend to think that improving education is about improving teachers - recruiting better ones, firing bad ones. But the Japanese think about improving teaching. It's a very different idea.